Tutor App Filo Raises USD 260K Pre-seed Round From Better Capital

Filo plans to use the funding to scale its service to millions of students and significantly grow its tutor base.

Feb 11, 2021: Instant tutor app Filo has raised $260K as part of its pre-seed investment round from Better Capital based on organic adoption by thousands of students purely driven by word of mouth. With the mission to democratize access to the best teachers, Filo was founded by school friends Imbesat Ahmad and Shadman Anwer in Oct 2020. 

Filo is rapidly scaling its tutors to meet the constantly growing demand from students. 

“True learning happens during self-study for most students and if they get stuck with a concept or a problem, it kills time, disrupts the day's schedule, creates a backlog and leads to anxiety as the student falls behind her class. In such a situation, all that is needed is a small high quality intervention from a teacher who can be reached on demand to clarify the concept and the student is back on track. This problem affects 200 million+ students every year”, says Imbesat Ahmad, Co-founder & CEO of Filo.

“On our platform, students can learn - what they want to learn, when they want, how to want and from whom they want. We are not bulldozing them with a new set of thousands of GB of data of text or video materials but giving them a space to just overcome their hurdles at the earliest possible”, says Shadman Anwer, Co-founder & CTO of Filo.

In spite of the new crop of education-focused companies, millions of students in India and Bharat suffer from a lack of affordable support for their education. This has been the central idea for the founders of Filo, an app that gives students instant access to a high quality tutor who speaks in their mother tongue.


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